Jorrocks

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Jorrocks

irrepressible pseudo-aristocratic cockney huntsman. [Br. Lit.: Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollies]
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This Robert Surtees of Mainsforth Hall (1780-1834) was the elder cousin of Robert Smith Surtees of Hamsterley: and Surtees of Mainsforth Hall was the antiquarian, and author of The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, published between 1816 and 1840.
Their grand plans would see them reinstating of the Grade II-listed Handley Cross Bridge, named after a book by Robert Smith Surtees, who inherited the hall in the 1830s.
The containers - which are in the shape of a rotund huntsman - were based on a character called Mr Jorrocks, a comical figure created by author Robert Smith Surtees.
Dating from around 1805, the travelling chariot carriage is thought to have been owned by Robert Smith Surtees who created the famous comedy sporting character Mr Jorrocks.
In his biography of Robert Smith Surtees, perhaps the most popular writer about hunting in Victorian Britain, Frederick Watson describes this vision of a British past:
1) The republished works of Robert Surtees are available from The Robert Smith Surtees Society, Manor Farm House, Nunney, near Frome, Somerset BAII 4NJ, U.
2) Robert Smith Surtees (Creator of `Jorrocks')1803 [=1805]-1864, by Himself and E.
PLANS to rescue a unique historic house in County Durham known as the home of much-loved author Robert Smith Surtees have received further support.
Now the family that took control of the majority of the estate in 2007 is proposing a novel way of saving the historic hall and reinstating the grade II-listed Handley Cross Bridge, named after his most famous book by Robert Smith Surtees, who inherited the hall in the 1830s.
THE Surtees Arms owes its name to the widespread County Durham family, the most notable of which is Robert Smith Surtees, who became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856.
The hall was the home of Robert Smith Surtees, who wrote about the character Mr Jorrocks.